I AM CHRISTOPHER LEACH THE ARTIST. I started this blog so that I can share with everyone my vast collection of transport photographs showing a personal and nostalgic view of the industry with images that span some 45 years taking in the U.K and some of Europe. I have no darkroom and so rather than being the perfectionist after tidying them up I upload the images warts and all, and even those that won't scan squarely or are scratched. In a way it adds age and character. You are all free to download these for your personal use but please remember I still own them and you are not just free to use them without prior permission for any knd of publishing. Click on images to enlarge them and if you want to see more leave your comments or visit my website for the mother-site with galleries including those Buses & Girls: PICTUREWORLD
Wednesday, 16 January 2008
National Rail Strike 1982
The strike of Summer of1982 wasn't very nice for rail travellers or the residents in London living close to Victoria Coach Station which was bursting at the seams with extra coaches which needed to queue up in nearby streets, but no doubt it was good news for British Rail's competitor National Express. At the front of the queue making it's way slowly passed parked vehicles and bemused anxious crowds was a large Trathens Skyliner Neoplan double-deck coach preparing to take some of the frustrated people at least towards Exeter and the West Country.